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Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
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Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
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Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice
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  • 1. Read it! Write it! Share it! A Poetry Workshop Inservice For Classrooms and Libraries with Anastasia Suen
  • 2. Time to write! <ul><li>With students this writing workshop takes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>45 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>You can complete it in </li></ul><ul><li>a single class period. </li></ul>
  • 3. 5 steps of writing <ul><li>Prewrite </li></ul><ul><li>Rough draft </li></ul><ul><li>Revise </li></ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Publish </li></ul>
  • 4. Action-Reaction Poem <ul><li>Just a “moment” in time </li></ul><ul><li>It’s short! </li></ul><ul><li>Students will write about sports. </li></ul>
  • 5. Why sports? <ul><li>In classroom after classroom, my “reluctant” writers became “active” writers </li></ul><ul><li>when I gave them permission to write about this part of their life. </li></ul><ul><li>(It’s poetry as personal narrative.) </li></ul>
  • 6. 3 Rs of poetry <ul><li>Rhythm the flow of the words </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyme matching sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition of sounds, words, and phrases </li></ul>
  • 7. 3 voices of poetry <ul><li>Lyrical expresses the poet’s feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative tells a story </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic enters an imaginary world </li></ul>
  • 8. Poetry building blocks <ul><li>2 lines = couplets ( end rhyme ) </li></ul><ul><li>3 lines = tercets </li></ul><ul><li>4 lines = quatrain </li></ul><ul><li>Most common pattern = quatrain with 2 nd and 4 th lines using end rhyme </li></ul>
  • 9. No rhyme, please <ul><li>It’s hard to write in rhyme and most poetry for older kids doesn’t rhyme. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your students if they can write </li></ul><ul><li>a “big kid” poem </li></ul><ul><li>(WITHOUT any rhyme). </li></ul>
  • 10. Writing with Students: <ul><li>Theory and Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Theory = ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Practice = action </li></ul>
  • 11. Feed the Muse <ul><li>Theory: Write what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Write AFTER exploring a concept. </li></ul><ul><li>(Use as a culminating activity, not an introduction to a topic.) </li></ul>
  • 12. Read it! <ul><li>Theory: Surround yourself with language (immersion) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: </li></ul><ul><li>Select a theme (not too narrow, not too broad) </li></ul><ul><li>Share poems by master poets (mentor texts) </li></ul>
  • 13. Share poetry <ul><li>Select 5-7 poems about your theme </li></ul><ul><li>Read the poems aloud for the students </li></ul><ul><li>Use what you already have in your library </li></ul><ul><li>Best finds in 808 and 811(Dewey) </li></ul>
  • 14. football <ul><li>the song is over </li></ul><ul><li>the crowd is waiting </li></ul><ul><li>it’s time for the game to begin </li></ul><ul><li>I place the football </li></ul><ul><li>on the tee </li></ul><ul><li>and walk back a few steps </li></ul><ul><li>the whistle blows </li></ul><ul><li>the game can begin </li></ul><ul><li>I run up to the tee </li></ul><ul><li>one </li></ul><ul><li>two </li></ul><ul><li>three </li></ul><ul><li>KICK! </li></ul>
  • 15. hockey <ul><li>I swing </li></ul><ul><li>my stick </li></ul><ul><li>HARD. </li></ul><ul><li>The puck </li></ul><ul><li>FLIES </li></ul><ul><li>toward the net. </li></ul><ul><li>Go in… </li></ul><ul><li>Go in… </li></ul><ul><li>Go in… </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL! </li></ul>
  • 16. baseball <ul><li>I lift the bat </li></ul><ul><li>and stare </li></ul><ul><li>at the pitcher. </li></ul><ul><li>Come on! </li></ul><ul><li>Throw me </li></ul><ul><li>a good one. </li></ul>
  • 17. BMX <ul><li>there’s the next hill </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul><ul><li>up the hill </li></ul><ul><li>and over </li></ul><ul><li>the top </li></ul><ul><li>into the air </li></ul><ul><li>I’m flying! </li></ul>
  • 18. skateboarding <ul><li>the half pipe is finally free </li></ul><ul><li>I ride over and stop at the top </li></ul><ul><li>I move my back wheels over the edge </li></ul><ul><li>and stand on the tail </li></ul><ul><li>I stomp on the front of the board </li></ul><ul><li>THUMP! </li></ul><ul><li>down I go… </li></ul>
  • 19. Call on the Muse <ul><li>Theory: Write from the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Write what you feel. </li></ul>
  • 20. Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Be concrete, not abstract. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Brainstorm a list of words about your theme. </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. to write about a journey, brainstorm a list of vehicles) </li></ul>
  • 21. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>List 5 sports. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1 minute </li></ul>
  • 22. A decision <ul><li>Theory: Be specific. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Circle one item on your list. </li></ul><ul><li>(This is your poetry topic.) </li></ul>
  • 23. Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Surround yourself with language. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: List words that describe your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>(Use nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs.) </li></ul>
  • 24. Mentor text GO Chart
  • 25. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Make a mind map for your sport. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mentor text GO Chart (in the next slide) as your guide. </li></ul>
  • 26. Mentor text GO Chart
  • 27. A decision <ul><li>At the bottom of the GO Chart is a decision: </li></ul><ul><li>“I want to write about_______.” </li></ul>
  • 28. Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Select a point-of-view. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Decide if you are INSIDE the poem (acting it out) </li></ul><ul><li>or OUTSIDE of the poem (watching it take place.) </li></ul>
  • 29. Mentor text GO Chart
  • 30. Ideas <ul><li>W ho? </li></ul><ul><li>W hat? </li></ul><ul><li>W hen? </li></ul><ul><li>W here? </li></ul><ul><li>W hy? </li></ul><ul><li>Ho w ? </li></ul>
  • 31. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the 6Ws for your sport. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mentor text GO Chart (in the next slide) as your guide. </li></ul>
  • 32. Mentor text GO Chart
  • 33. Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Organize your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>and plot out the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Where does the poem begin? </li></ul>
  • 34. Ideas <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Action </li></ul><ul><li>2. Reaction </li></ul>
  • 35. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your sports action and reaction . </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mentor text GO Chart (in the next slide) as your guide. </li></ul>
  • 36. Mentor text GO Chart
  • 37. Rough draft <ul><li>Theory: Move from prewriting to writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Begin writing your poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Use all five senses. </li></ul>
  • 38. Mentor text GO Chart
  • 39. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Begin writing your poem. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mentor text GO Chart (in the next slide) as your guide. </li></ul>
  • 40. Mentor text GO Chart
  • 41. Revise <ul><li>Theory: Rewrite and revise. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Change your mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Move ideas and words around. </li></ul>
  • 42. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Share your poem with a peer editor. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul>
  • 43. Edit <ul><li>Theory: Rewrite again as you edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Change your mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Move ideas and words around. </li></ul>
  • 44. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite your poem. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul>
  • 45. Publish <ul><li>Theory: “Publish” your poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Share your poem with someone else. </li></ul>
  • 46. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Share your poem with the entire group. It’s a poetry jam! </li></ul>
  • 47. Resources <ul><li>The graphic organizers for this workshop (both mentor texts and black line masters ) for this sport and 9 others are in </li></ul><ul><li>Read and Write Sports: Readers Theatre and Writing Activities for Grades 3-8 . </li></ul><ul><li>( Libraries Unlimited, 2011 ) </li></ul><ul><li>800-368-6868 </li></ul><ul><li>Also available as a e-book </li></ul>

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